The "Kim's Convenience" star has been tweeting about playing a superhero since 2014.
The Marvel film is expected to rake in $200 million to $250 million in its opening weekend.
"The beauty of this project is that we as a diaspora made this film successful – and we’re just getting started as a diaspora," the actress said.
Wakanda makes history again.
The Marvel film also picked up nominations for best original song and best original score.
Findings from the Women's Media Center and BBC America are yet another reminder that representation matters.
The "Game of Thrones" star has a problem with the lack of queer representation in Marvel movies.
The actor took aim at 2017's "Logan" specifically.
The "Avengers" star and first-time director says Marvel actresses talk about a women-only superhero film all the time.
She's been tapped to helm the next Harley Quinn film starring Margot Robbie.
It passes 2012's "The Avengers" this weekend.
She will be just the second woman to helm a superhero film in the DC Universe.
The superhero film challenges the Hollywood myth that movies with predominantly black casts "don't travel."
He said he's a "huge fan" of the legendary character.